Matthias Reusing has been managing very diverse and integrated sector portfolios throughout his career, taking him to assignments in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe. He started his career as a consultant in 1997 and worked in different functions for German co-operation in Ethiopia and Zambia until 2006, before he joined the EU Delegation to Sierra Leone. Having worked for 14 years in different African countries, his next assignment took him in 2010 to the EU Delegation to China and Mongolia in Beijing, China. Back at the European Commission HQ in Brussels, Reusing was since 2014 responsible for EU’s regional co-operation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He later took up a similar position, being in charge among others of regional co-operation with the Pacific region and bilateral co-operation with Timor-Leste, until his return to Zambia 2019.
Reusing holds an MSc in Geography at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. In 2009, he certified at the Executive Education Programme on “Mastering Trade Policy” at Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA. He also certified in “Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies” at the Executive Education Programme of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK.